No Russians to be involved in drug testing at 2018 World Cup
No Russians will be involved in the drug testing of teams at the World Cup next year in the wake of the country’s state-sponsored doping scandal, the chairman of Fifa’s medical committee Michel D’Hooghe said.
“The anti-doping control will be done by medical officers of Fifa not Russia – nothing will be in the hands of the Russian organisers,” Fifa’s medical chief said. “With the rumours around Russia it’s one reason more to say we give nothing of the doping control to Russian doctors, to the Russian authorities, to the local organising committee.”
All the samples taken at the event will be flown to a laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland, for analysis, with no involvement of the authorities in Russia, the Times reported.